Florida coronavirus: Percent positive nears 8%

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TAMPA (WFLA) — Florida reported an additional 2,331 coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the statewide case count to 802,547.

The resident death toll increased to 16,761 after the state reported 41 new virus fatalities.

New cases reported:

  • Saturday: 2,331
  • Friday: 5,592
  • Thursday: 4,198
  • Wednesday: 4,115
  • Tuesday: 4,298
  • Monday: 3,377

Percent positive: 7.98%

The health department received 40,557 test results from labs across the state on Friday. Of the results received, 7.98% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

  • Friday: 7.98%
  • Thursday: 7.22%
  • Wednesday: 6.03%
  • Tuesday: 6.49%
  • Monday: 7.78%
  • Sunday: 7.65%

Percent positivity: 6.32%

The percent positivity for new cases was 6.32% on Friday. Percent positivity for new cases is the number of people who test PCR (nose swabs) or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day. That does not include people who already tested positive once and have been re-tested to see if they’re still infected.

  • Friday: 6.32%
  • Thursday: 5.89%
  • Wednesday: 4.90%
  • Tuesday: 5.44%
  • Monday: 6.31%
  • Sunday: 5.94%

Florida Resident Fatalities: 41

Florida reported 41 new virus fatalities among residents on Saturday. The report does not mention the exact date of death, therefore the deaths announced may not be from the past 24 hours. It can sometimes take weeks for fatalities to be logged. A total of 16,720 Floridians have died of the virus.

  • Saturday: 41
  • Friday: 72
  • Thursday: 77
  • Wednesday: 66
  • Tuesday: 56
  • Monday: 20

Hospitalizations (49,338 since pandemic began):

  • Saturday: 153
  • Friday: 174
  • Thursday: 289
  • Wednesday: 210
  • Tuesday: 231
  • Monday: 74

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 48,014
Deaths: 816

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 25,791
Deaths: 823

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 9,706
Deaths: 344

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 13,403
Deaths: 330

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 10,923
Deaths: 244

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 23,088
Deaths: 620

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,757
Deaths: 173

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 2,671
Deaths: 114

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,260
Deaths: 135

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,614
Deaths: 16

For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard.

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